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Address: 2038 Pacific Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501
Phone Number: 510-814-8256
Activities: Scuba diving
Description: Shark-diving experiences off the coasts of northern California and Mexico.

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Save your money for the Mexico option, the faralon trip for divers is a waste of money.

This was a dream trip for my wife, turned out to be over sold and very disappointing. A while was spotted (not a shark) and the crew was excited..... Why? When entering the... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed October 11, 2014
Ben E
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San Francisco, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I have had no experience with this company. However - most of the negative reviews are not justified. I live in San Francisco... the weather is volatile and cancellations of trips a day or 5 hours before are normal. We are protective of our environment... so please do not complain about the non chumming. If the cost of this cage... More 

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San Francisco, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

There are a lot of negative reviews here, which seem to fall into two categories: (a) There was some issue with communication and trip cancellation; (b) There weren't any sharks/they didn't chum the water/the water was too cold/visibility was poor. We went to the Farallon Islands with Great White Adventures this weekend and everything ran smoothly, so I can't speak... More 

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Mendham, New Jersey
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Do not touch this company. My husband turned up to find the dive had been cancelled. They did not telephone him to warn him beforehand. They have not returned calls or e-mails and we need the information to be able to claim from our insurance. This is a very shady company. DO NOT GO ANYWHERE NEAR THIS COMPANY unless you... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

As with most reviews of this organisation I have nothing positive to say. I was contacted 5 hours before my trip to tell me it was cancelled due to poor weather. At this point off went my $300+ dollars to the bottom the sea. The offer to re-book was made but living too far away this was not possible. The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
LEAMINGTON
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

My son and I did the trip to the Farallon Islands with Great White Adventures in October..supposedly the best time for seeing great whites. This was to be a long awaited trip at the top of our bucket lists. We foolishly expected that the charter would go outside the park boundaries and chum to bring sharks to us. No such... More 

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Santa Ana, California
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Well if so this is the adventure you! The scariest part was seeing the piece of carpet they were going to use to "lure" the sharks. I can honestly say that my blood ran cold from the realization that I the only chance I had of seeing a shark was looking at a book of sharks in the cabin. There... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

This was a dream trip for my wife, turned out to be over sold and very disappointing. A while was spotted (not a shark) and the crew was excited..... Why? When entering the water you see the visibility is 10 ft.... No chance of seeing a shark at all. Not even that many seals are there,no food source for the... More 

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Santa ana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This operation is a tourist trap at best. It sounds exciting but read the two years of reviews on line before wasting your money. I wish we had done that. My review will echo the reviews of those who felt ripped off with a few added thoughts. In talking to fellow travelers on the boat I found that we all... More 

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Corona, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I want to start by saying this review is about the 5 day trip with GWA to Isla Guadalupe, Mexico. I believe it's the same group that books for the Bay Area (Farrallon) Trips. Anyone complaining about a 2 hour "choppy" boat ride, get over it! The trip to Isla Guadalupe was 20 hours of 8-10 ft gut wrenching swells!... More 

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Smiths Falls, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Was on the SOLMAR V from Sept. 25th - 29th 2014 for Great White Shark Cage Diving. The crew was the best! Food was 5 star, Sleeping bunk as you would expect to find on a live aboard dive vessel. This was the trip of a lifetime! If you have the heart to view nature in all it's glory, this... More 

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